Issues / Environment
The greatest tragedy of Doha is that the world's richest economies, which invariably swear in the name of democracy, used undemocratic norms and arms to force a consensus down the throat of developing countries.
Israel would be doing itself a monumental favor by ending the occupation on its own terms, rather than withdrawing due to additional international pressure.
A creative discourse of care and concern must emerge from the international community. Ordinary Afghans, those who have lived through twenty years of war and have remained relevant to current realities, must have an opportunity to determine their future.
The mirage of positive movement in the deadly gridlock between Israelis and Palestinians continued today, uninterrupted by reality.
What is needed is a shot of adrenaline, and not a warmed-over initiative with no substance and no chance of success.
Global warming is an example of an environmental issue that is perhaps not as obviously vital to national interests as terrorism, but which--like terrorism--has the potential to affect the entire world and not just the United States.
The solution to "save" it was the inclusion of tree plantations as carbon sinks
Genoa and Bonn, taken together, portray the Janus face of globalization.
Assuming the Cheney task force gets its wishes, it is anyone's guess how much of the resulting energy will warm American homes or fuel SUV expeditions to the mall.
If Kyoto goes down, there will be serious collateral damage, a point that G.W. Bush's handlers have only recently begun to realize.